Mikoyan/Gurevich MiG-21

1956

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Mikoyan/Gurevich MiG-21

The MiG-21 air-superiority fighter was developed on the basis of experience of air combat in the Korean War and eventually became the most widely used fighter in the world. The E-5 prototype flew for the first time in 1955 and the initial production version (NATO Fishbed-A) was built in only limited numbers. Power was provided by a Tumansky R-11 turbo-jet engine rated at 50kN (with after-burning). Armament comprised two 30mm NR-30 cannon. Meanwhile the Soviet Union had developed the K-13 {NATO Atoll) infra-red homing air-to-air missile and two pylons for two K-13 were fitted to the more powerful MiG-21F. The F became known to NATO as Fishbed-C and was a short-range clear-weather fighter (one 30mm cannon only) powered by a 56.4kN (with afterburning) Tumansky R-11

Mikoyan/Gurevich MiG-21

Specification 
 CREW1
 ENGINE1 x turbo-jet R-11 F-300(N), 64.7kN
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight9080 kg20018 lb
  Empty weight5800 kg12787 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan7.2 m24 ft 7 in
  Length13.5 m44 ft 3 in
  Height4.4 m14 ft 5 in
  Wing area28.9 m2311.08 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed2170 km/h1348 mph
  Ceiling19000 m62350 ft
  Range w/max.fuel2000 km1243 miles
  Range w/max payload600 km373 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 30mm machine-guns, missiles

Mikoyan/Gurevich MiG-21

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George, e-mail, 22.03.2020 01:41

Evergreen Museum in McMinnville Oregon has a nice MiG 21 on display. Nickname The Russian Bottle Rocket
https: / /sites.google.com /site /2eskadralm /muzeum /muzeum-eng

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Rahul Malhotra, e-mail, 31.10.2017 12:59

One of our clients is interested in overhaul of PGL-21E units for R-25 engine. please contact me at 0091-9560702599 or e-mail rahul.malhotra@vinver.com

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Gabriel, e-mail, 23.10.2015 09:49

I am interested to buy parts of the MIG 21, engine, and parts of the engine
Please contact me at gabriel_mnk@yahoo.com

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judy, e-mail, 14.05.2020 Gabriel

I want to buy MIG-21 ENGINE,Please reply me by email or phone,email:aircraftasia@gmail.com, whatsapp /wechat /phone:+8617834999505.

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GEORGE R., e-mail, 22.07.2014 06:12

THIS IS VERY GREAT FIGHTER FOR THE ERA id luvv to go for a flight there !!!

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David, e-mail, 19.04.2013 03:55

Where can one buy quality /safe parts for the SU-22 or MIG-21?

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Ahsanul Hoque, e-mail, 17.03.2012 06:39

WE HAVE 06 MIG-21 ENGINE FOR SALE.

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judy, e-mail, 14.05.2020 Ahsanul Hoque

I want to buy MIG-21 ENGINE,Please reply me by email or phone,email:aircraftasia@gmail.com, phone:+8617834999505

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jordanian, e-mail, 13.03.2011 10:31

in my oponion that mig-21 it the most powerfull plane in that time

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rajan, 05.03.2011 08:36

it must be cheap deal to train the boys how to conduct

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john, e-mail, 05.01.2011 04:34

Pilots are required to operate aircraft because computers are not able yet.when a pilot dies his airplane is destroyed but a soul goes to a fate unknown.consider the possibilitys

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Paul, e-mail, 24.10.2010 00:10

I am current owner /pilot of Polish MiG-21UM in Chicago. Considering buying second MiG-21UM in good condition with R-11 or R-13 engine to have as spare parts airplane.
Please forward details and images to pa320@aol.com

Thanks,
Paul

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Kiril, e-mail, 13.10.2010 13:39

Demilitarized MiG-21UM avaialble for immediate sale.

Last overhaul: 2001
Remaining hours: 200 hrs.

Contact: chochkov@aero-x.eu

Buyer must be able to present an End User Certificate.
Serious buyers only!

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Kyle, e-mail, 25.07.2010 05:43

I came across a small turbine engine that is supposed to be a starter engine for a mig 21 but I am coming up short on finding more info on it. Would love to set it up as a display engine for shows. Any information or sites /books you may know of please let me know, thanks!

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Kiril, e-mail, 05.04.2010 01:24

I am able to offer demilitarized MiG-21s for sale to civil buyers. Contact me for more information.
E-mail: chochkov@aero-x.eu

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Kiril, e-mail, 04.10.2009 18:06

I can supply Russian demilitarized Mig-21 for sale to civil buyers. Contact me for more information.

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Judy, e-mail, 14.05.2020 Kiril

I want to buy MIG-21 ENGINE,Please reply me by email or phone,email:aircraftasia@gmail.com, whatsapp /wechat /phone:+8617834999505.

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paul scott, e-mail, 11.09.2009 00:06

Classic design, amazing that a 'cheap-ish' throwaway supersonic fighter could've had such an impact. 11,000+ built, truly outstanding.

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Nikos J. Farsaris, 08.01.2009 01:51

To my last comment...
The R-25 engine with "boosted afterburner"is fitted to newer or reconstruted samples especially for interceptors.
With this engine Mig-21bis models have a thrust to weight ratio over 100% at an altitude over 4000 meters that makes them (fitted with modern radars and missiles ) very capable interceptors against even 4th generation jets

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Nikos J. Farsaris, e-mail, 08.01.2009 01:40

Mikoyan and Gurevitch got the prize! (Any prize)
As my serbian and romanian friends told its a 60's fighter that still outfights much newer F-16s. Actually it was that fighter that provoced the evolytion to F-16 - as a simple high performance single engine all weather fighter. As far as I know it is still the backbone of many Aairforces as Romania and Yugoslavia even as a successor to successor (outliving Mig-23 and sometimes Mig-29)

As regards Ian'question...

Engine Specifications (R-11F2S-300)
General characteristics

* Type: Afterburning turbojet
* Length: 4,600 mm (181.1 in)
* Diameter: 906 mm (35.7 in)
* Dry weight: 1,124 kg (2,477 lb)

Components

* Compressor: Axial compressor

Performance

* Thrust:
o 38.7 kN (8,708 lbf) military power
o 60.6 kN (13,635 lbf) with afterburner
* Overall pressure ratio: 8.9:1
* Turbine inlet temperature: 955 C (1,750 F)
* Specific fuel consumption:
o 97 kg /(hkN) (0.95 lb /(hlbf)) at idle
o 242 kg /(hkN) (2.37 lb /(hlbf)) with afterburner
* Thrust-to-weight ratio: 53.9 N /kg (5.5:1)
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Specifications (R-25-300)

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General characteristics

* Type: Afterburning turbojet
* Length: 4,615 mm (181.7 in)
* Diameter: 1,191 mm (46.9 in)
* Dry weight: 1,212 kg (2,670 lb)

Components

* Compressor: Two-spool axial compressor

Performance

* Thrust:
o 55 kN (12,370 lb)[1] military power
o 68.5 kN (15,400 lbf) with afterburner
o 96.8 kN for 3 minutes with boosted afterburner (CSR mode, altitude < 4000 meters)
* Overall pressure ratio: 9.5:1
* Turbine inlet temperature: 1,040 C (1,904 F)
* Specific fuel consumption:
o 93 kg /(hkN) (0.91 lb /(hlbf)) at idle
o 98 kg /(hkN) (0.96 lb /(hlbf)) at maximum military power
o 229 kg /(hkN) (2.25 lb /(hlbf)) with afterburner
* Thrust-to-weight ratio: 56.5 N /kg (5.8:1), 79.9 N /kg (8.1:1) with boosted afterburner
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Specifications (R-13-300)
General characteristics

* Type: Afterburning turbojet
* Length: 4,605 mm (181.3 in)
* Diameter: 1,095 mm (43.1 in)
* Dry weight: 1,205 kg (2,656 lb)

Components

* Compressor: Two-spool axial compressor

Performance

* Thrust:
o 39.9 kN (8,970 lbf) military thrust
o 63.7 kN (14,320 lbf) with afterburner
* Overall pressure ratio: 8.9:1
* Turbine inlet temperature: 1,005 C (1,840 F)
* Specific fuel consumption:
o 95 kg /(hkN) (0.93 lb /(hlbf)) at idle
o 213 kg /(hkN) (2.09 lb /(hlbf)) with afterburner
* Thrust-to-weight ratio: 52.8 N /kg (5.4:1)

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Taufan, e-mail, 21.12.2008 07:48

The best Jet ever. Not just widely produced & use but also has potential to be upgrade into 4++ Gen combat aircraft.

MiG-21-97, Bison & Lancer has proven to be at par with 4 & 4++ Gen combat aircraft.

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Alexandru Mihai Iancu, e-mail, 19.12.2008 12:17

MiG 21 ?!... Great fighter !. It came into service some 48 years!!! ago ( 1960, Soviet Union ). It was the main jet fighter for some 15 years, with Soviet Air Force and some 20 other countries. That's something. And it is still in service in Europe ( Romania, Croatia, Slovakia), Africa Central America (Cuba)and Asia.
That's a record for sure !!!!!

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max, e-mail, 12.10.2008 17:21

i come from serbia,we have 10 mig-21 and i like this airplane because mig21 max speed 2170 km /h,

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judy, e-mail, 14.05.2020 max

I Interested to buy MIG-21 ENGINE,my email:aircraftasia@gmail.com, my whatsapp /wechat /phone:+8617834999505.

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